Elementary School - Evergreen Virtual Academy
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Elementary School at EVA

Letter from the Principal

Dear Evergreen Virtual

I extend a heartfelt welcome to all our students, parents, guardians, staff, and community members as we embark on a new and innovative academic year at Evergreen Virtual Academy. It is with great excitement that I address you all, and I am honored to serve as the K-8 Principal in this virtual learning journey.

At Evergreen Virtual Academy, we believe that learning knows no boundaries. Our virtual platform opens doors to endless possibilities, enabling us to deliver a high-quality education that is flexible, personalized, and tailored to the unique needs of each student. Whether it’s the first day of Kindergarten or the final year of Middle School, we are dedicated to creating an engaging and supportive online environment that promotes academic growth and personal development.

I encourage all parents and Learning Coaches to be active participants in their child’s education. Your partnership is crucial in creating a successful EVA learning experience. Together, we can foster a love for learning that transcends physical boundaries and prepares our students for a future of endless possibilities.

Warmly,

Caitlin Klenz, EVA K-8 Principal

Although attendance is logged in a traditional Monday–Friday model, we understand learning can happen anywhere, at any time.

In general, K–5 students should expect to spend approximately 4–7 hours on schoolwork per school day, depending on grade level.

  • Grades K–2: Approximately 4–5 hours of productive school work, 5 days per week
  • Grades 3–5: Approximately 5–7 hours of effective school work, 5 days per week

Much like a traditional school, students begin the day in homeroom with group instruction. Individual and small group instruction will be scheduled throughout the week, and lessons typically last 30-45 minutes. These are required classes and attendance is expected.

  • Students are expected to attend all classes offered to them.  Below is an overview and daily schedules may change from year to year, but our excellent teachers make sure to meet each student’s needs.
  • Whole group instruction occurs Monday through Friday 9:00 – 10:00am. This is your homeroom class.
  • These classes will cover mostly math and language arts.
  • Students may log into class 15 minutes before the scheduled start time for class. Please login before the start of class to ensure your microphone is working and that you are prepared for class.
  • Small groups will be scheduled based on results from NWEA and one-on-one assessments your child does with their homeroom teacher. We will also offer small groups to students who need extra support as well as enrichment. These are required classes. Small groups will be scheduled Monday through Thursday between 10:00am – 12:30pm and will last for 30-45 minutes. More information will be shared from your child’s homeroom teacher.

In grades K–5, a Learning Coach can expect to be very hands-on with their student’s education. Although the level of involvement really depends on your individual child, Learning Coaches for our elementary students typically work the same number of hours as their student do.

We like to prepare our learning coaches by being transparent that the initial 4–8 weeks can be intensive, as families settle into a routine.

  • Grades K–2: Parent/Learning Coach daily involvement is critical as only 10-15 percent of learning is happening online, and parents must help deliver content offline.
  • Grades 3–5: Students begin to have increased independence, but parent/Learning Coach involvement is essential for about 70–80 percent of school time and approximately 15–25 percent of this time is online

As a public school or students are expected to participate in annual state testing beginning in 3rd grade.

In addition, EVA administers in-house iready testing online, multiple times throughout the year to all of our students. The results of this testing help us align instruction to your student’s academic needs — for example, offering small groups to students who need extra support or enrichment.

Staff & Faculty

Michele Boom

Kindergarten Teacher

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(541) 294-9405

Emily Borrego

Dean of Students & Programs

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(541) 751-5021

Justyne Graham

5th Grade Teacher

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Brenna Gross

3rd Grade Teacher

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(541) 556-5685

Hannah Hart

Special Education Coordinator/Elementary Case Manager

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(541) 294-7404

Caitlin Klenz

Director of HR/K-8 Principal

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(541) 294-0904

Erica Nass

K-8 Electives

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(458) 710-0404

Sabra Quimby

1st Grade Teacher

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(971) 290-4488

Krystle Rodriguez

4th Grade Teacher

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(541) 520-4372

Sarah Session

Elementary School Special Education Teacher/Case Manager

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(541) 435-5061

Andrew Smiley

5th Grade Teacher

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(458) 710-0413

Karina Smyth

School Social Worker

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(541) 294-1068

Leigh Terhaar

2nd Grade Teacher

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(541) 435-4498

Heidi Vogel

Middle School & High School Math

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(541) 751-5515